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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/24/2003 23:13 (Entered as : 09/24/2003 23:13)
Reported: 9/26/2003 5:39:48 PM 17:39
Posted: 9/28/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: The object changed color
Flickering Colored Orb

About 19.5 degrees above the horizon in the Southern sky. Without perspective on distance, appearded to be appoximately 5 times the size of Mars. Alternated 4 colors per second - white, green, red, blue. As I walked down Kerr Parkway, in the direction of the object, a tree obscured my view. I went around to a higher elevation, but could not regain sighting.

The light had a bright yet soft quality to it; similar to something lit from within. Not highly refective like the moon, and not glaring as are aircraft headlights.